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Muslim uprisings open gates for al Qaeda.
U.S. officials are worried that al Qaeda is exploiting the chaos that has followed the Arab Spring’s overthrow of secular dictatorships.
Protesters throw stones after scuffles broke out between groups of protesters in Tahrir square when chants against the new Islamist president angered some in the crowd in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. Thousands of supporters and opponents of Egypt's new Islamist president clashed in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday, hurling stones and concrete and swinging sticks at each other in the first such violence since Mohammed Morsi took office more than three months ago. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)